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Archive for March, 2014

After 10 Years, is Facebook Outdated?

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Since Facebook was created in 2004, social media has completely changed our world and the way we communicate. Now that ten years have gone by, is Facebook outdated? Is Facebook on its way out?  I don’t believe Facebook is currently outdated. In fact, Facebook seems to be at its peak right now. Facebook has made [...]

Monthly Discount vs. Daily Discount

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When it comes to payment processing, you must determine how to best set up your billing cycles. When setting up a merchant account for payment processing, you are offered these processing fees at a discount rate. PayProTec offers two different options for our merchants: daily discount and monthly discount. Consider what will work best according [...]

5 Apps Businesses Should Fall in Love With

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In the age of smartphones, apps have become an essential part of daily life. There’s an app for virtually anything and everything—entertainment, health, accounting, scheduling, gaming, and the list goes on. As a business professional, apps can be an indispensable tool for productivity. And hey, if the apps are out there, why not use them [...]

Will Electronic Currency Catch On?

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Recently, it has been hard to follow the news with hearing about Bitcoin. Follow Forbes, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, or Business Insider, and you’re certain to hear some opinions about the actual importance of the virtual currency, which has recently taken a beating from exchange closings and security breaches.  There are plenty who still believe [...]

What You Need to Know About Credit Card Chips vs. Strips

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Generally, when people say someone has a magnetic personality, it’s a compliment. But for credit cards, that’s no longer the case. Though the U.S. uses magnetic strips on their credit cards, it may be time to give them a more robotic personality. China, England, Canada, and 127 other countries around the world use credit cards [...]

Should You Accept American Express?

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So you’re thinking about accepting American Express as a payment option for your business. Accepting more options for payment can increase your sales, as this causes your services to become available to more people. The payment options you accept can also affect customer satisfaction with your business. How customers choose to pay for your product [...]

How Tokenization is Like Chuck E. Cheese’s

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Remember going to Chuck E. Cheese’s, where a kid can be a kid? Your parents would pay five or ten dollars on tokens to represent money, which you would use to pay to play a game like whack-a-mole. After the game, your token would be exchanged for tickets—which, if you were like me, you used [...]

Give Your Customers Great Online Security

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The word “security” conjures up a variety of mental images. Musclemen wearing bulletproof vests guarding the door, locked vaults with impossible combinations, or the peace of mind you get from getting the car keys back from your 16-year-old could all be pictures that come to mind. Online security is fuzzier in most minds. But, it’s [...]

Should You Run Bank Card Transactions as Debit or Credit?

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If you accept bank-issued debit cards logged with Visa or Mastercard, you’ve undoubtedly offered the question, “debit or credit?” Most debit card users have probably dutifully answered “debit” every time, and entered their PINs on the PIN pad. Maybe you’ve never considered encouraging them to answer a certain way. This can actually make a big [...]

10 Services Provided by PayProTec

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PayProTec offers quality, state-of-the-art payment processing solutions for almost any facet of the business world. Whether you’re a small startup or booming industry leader, PayProTec has the ability and expertise to prepare and maintain a customized merchant account to specifically meet your needs. Along with high quality customer service and expert industry knowledge, PayProTec offers [...]